Casa Âmago in Ansião, Portugal, a one-storey home by Bruno Dias Arquitectura, is an understated example of contemporary architecture. The home exemplifies oneness—a seamless connectivity instilled within its orthogonal floor plan.
Interior designer Chad Dorsey needed a mantel that would accommodate an off-centre fireplace, so he created the asymmetrical and sculptural Malibu. Since then, Dorsey’s eponymous Dallas-based interior design studio has launched STRIKE, a line of bespoke mantels.
The vacation house is reconsidered with Casa Rosalie, a collection of three eco-friendly cozy yet contemporary cabins in the Perche region of France, an hour and a half from Paris.
California House, perched high up in the Hollywood Hills, features a butterfly-inspired rooftop that floats upon walls of glass. But the contemporary architecture that is immediately visible is only a partial view of the residence, with the rest hidden within the steep hillside.
Designed for ceramicist Sophie Manessiez and her family, the home was designed to accommodate the many facets of the family’s life, making it a place for working, gathering, creating, retreating, and relaxing.
L.A.’s Hotel Figueroa was built by women, for women, in 1926. The building, in downtown Los Angeles, was once a YWCA where women travellers were welcomed without a male chaperone. The founders wanted a place that would spark conversation, promote creativity, and uplift women. Today, the newly restored 268-room, Spanish Mediterranean hotel is highlighting women’s accomplishments through the H.E.R. Suite, one of two fully outfitted “self-care specialty suites.” The other is the Rest, Relax, Recover, Reset Suite.
The café in the lobby of Montreal’s Wilder Building attracts passersby with its whimsy. The ceiling is adorned with floating pink tutus, and the tables are topped with tassel-fringed lamps. The fantastic space is the latest addition to a building that started life as something quite quotidian.
Old-world quality meets futuristic attitude with Studio Paolo Ferrari’s latest furniture collection, Editions 04, which arrived at Colony gallery in New York mid-October.
Built into a remote hillside on California’s Central Coast, in one of the state’s last remaining undeveloped coastal areas, sits a hauntingly beautiful abode designed by Anacapa Architecture.